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TODAY IN HISTORY—AUGUST 01, 2020:
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U.S. Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger; U.S. Secretaries of War Joseph Holt and Robert Todd Lincoln; Chef Olaf Bologolo, Bachman-Turner Overdrive featuring Tim Bachman, Bad Company featuring Boz Burrell, “The Twist” by Chubby Checker, Deep Purple featuring Tommy Bolin, Def Leppard featuring Joe Elliott, the Grassroots featuring Ricky Coonce, the Grateful Dead featuring Jerry Garcia, the Kinks featuring Ian Gibbons, and “Voodoo Lounge” by the Rolling Stones:
- 30 BC: Julius Caesar’s great nephew Gaius Octavian and his troops enter the Egyptian city of Alexandria bringing the North African nation under the authority of the Roman Republic, soon to be the Roman Empire. Meanwhile, Roman General Mark Anthony commits suicide rather than surrender to Octavian; he was 53 years old.
- 1177: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I and Pope Alexander III sign the Treaty of Venice, bestowing power to the emperor.
- 1619: The first blacks arrive in North America, 20 of them, land at Jamestown, Virginia.
- 1628: Austrian Emperor Ferdinand II declares that ALL Protestants in his empire convert to Catholicism.
- 1714: Britain’s Queen Anne died at age 49; George I succeeded her.
- 1732: Construction crews lay the foundation for the Bank of England.
- 1774: Scientist Joseph Priestly and chemist Carl Wilhelm isolated oxygen from the air for the first time.
- 1780: Sweden declares its neutrality.
- 1781: A British army under the command of General Charles Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia.
- 1790: The first census of the U.S. population gives the figure of 3,939,214. The areas included were the present states of Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia.
- 1834: Great Britain abolishes slavery throughout its Empire.
- 1843: In Springfield, Illinois, future 35thS. Secretary of War Robert Todd Lincoln is born. A Republican, he would serve under Presidents James A. Garfield and then Chester Alan Arthur from 03-05-1881 to 03-04-1885.
- 1867: For the first time in U.S. history, blacks living in a southern state vote in state elections.
- 1873: Andrew S. Hallidie successfully tested a cable car, doing the design for San Francisco.
- 1876: Colorado became the 38th state to join the United States.
- 1893: Henry Perky and William Ford patented shredded wheat.
- 1894: In Washington, D.C., the 25thS. Secretary of War Joseph Holt died at age 87. A Republican, he served under President James Buchannan from 01-18-1861 to 03-05-1861.
- 1907: The U.S. Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical division, the forerunner of the U.S. Air Force.
- 1911: aHHarriet Quimby became the first woman to receive a U.S. pilot’s certificate from the Aero Club of America. Her accomplishments included being the first woman to fly across the English Channel; however due to an accident she suffered in July 1912, she died at age 37.
- 1914: The German army crosses the border at Trois Vierges into Luxembourg; Kaiser Wilhelm II declares war on nephew, Tsar Nicholas II’s Russia, too. France and Germany continue mobilization…World War I gets underway.
- 1918: British troops occupy Vladivostok, Russia, to help the White Russians fight the Reds.
- 1926: French troops find themselves fighting the Druze in Damascus, Syria.
- 1930: In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, future 62ndS. Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger is born. A Republican, he served under President George H.W. Bush from 12-08-1992 to 01-20-1993.
- 1933: In Dutch-controlled Indonesia, the authorities arrest resistance leader and future prime minister, Sukarno.
- 1936: The Olympics opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler.
- 1941: New York Yankee pitcher Lefty Gomez walks a Major League Baseball record of batters—11—in a shutout game. The Yankees won 9-0 over the St. Louis Browns.
- 1942: Jerry Garcia, noted guitarist and singer with the Grateful Dead[i] and with other groups or as a solo artist, was born on this date.
- 1943: Rioting broke out in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood after a false rumor spread that a police officer had shot and killed a black U.S. Army soldier who in fact had only been wounded; six people were killed in the violence. Elsewhere, after the Japanese destroyer Amagiri collided with PT-109 during a nighttime mishap, the patrol boat sank off the coast of the Solomon Islands. John F. Kennedy was in command of the PT-boat and eleven of the thirteen crewmembers survived the collision and subsequent sinking.
- 1944: An uprising broke out in Warsaw against the Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing.
- 1945: Chef-blogger with the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day, Olaf Bologolo, is born on this date in Hanford, California.
- 1946: The United States established the Atomic Energy Commission. Elsewhere, future bassist with the British bands King Crimson[ii] and Bad Company[iii]—Boz Burrell—is born in England on this date.
- 1947: Future rock drummer with the Grassroots[iv]—Ricky Coonce—is born in Los Angeles, California.
- 1951: Tommy Bolin, future guitarist with the bands, Zephyr[v], the James Gang[vi], and Deep Purple[vii], is born on this date as is future guitarist-vocalist Tim Bachman, who would play in Bachman-Turner Overdrive[viii].
- 1953: The first-ever aluminum-faced building underwent completion on this date.
- 1956: Congress amended the Social Security Act to provide benefits to disabled workers aged 50-64 and disabled adult children.
- 1957: Canada and the United States create NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
- 1958: The nuclear-powered submarine USS Nautilus begins its dive beneath the polar ice cap. Meanwhile, the price of a First-Class stamp in the U.S. goes from 3-cents to 4-cents, the first increase in 26 years.
- 1959: Future rock vocalist with the British hard rock band, Def Leppard[ix]—Joe Elliott—is born.
- 1960 Monday: Chubby Checker[x] releases the hit single, “The Twist,” which would create a brand-new dance sensation bearing the same name.
- 1966 Monday: Charles Joseph Whitman, 25, went on a shooting rampage at the University of Texas in Austin, killing 14 people. Police gunned down Whitman, who had also murdered his wife and mother hours earlier.
- 1971 Sunday: George Harrison[xi] and friends’ concert for Bangladesh takes place in New York City.
- 1973 Wednesday: The movie “American Graffiti” opened in movie theaters worldwide.
- 1975 Friday: The Helsinki accords pledged the signatory nations to respect human rights.
- 1976 Sunday: Elizabeth Taylor divorces her sixth husband, Richard Burton, whom she had married a second time.
- 1981 Saturday: The rock music video channel MTV made its debut on this date; however, it now focuses on perversion, homosexuality, and other disgusting and degrading forms of ‘entertainment.’
- 1982 Sunday: During their invasion of Lebanon, the Israelis blast the capital city of Beirut.
- 1986 Friday: John McEnroe and Tatum O’Neal married on this date.
- 1987 Saturday: Mike Tyson beats Tony Tucker in the 12th round for the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight boxing title.
- 1988 Monday: Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh began broadcasting his nationally syndicate radio program on this date.
- 1990 Wednesday: Iraq pulls out of talks with Kuwait; soon the invasion would begin.
- 1993 Sunday: Reggie Jackson won admittance to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
- 1994 Monday: The Rolling Stones[xii] begin the Voodoo Lounge World Tour. Elsewhere, Michael Jackson[xiii] and Lisa Marie Presley confirmed they had secretly married 11 weeks earlier. However, in January 1996, Presley filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences with the “King of Pop.”
- 2005 Monday: Upon the death of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdullah becomes king.
- 2007 Wednesday: The eight-lane Interstate 35W Bridge, a major Minneapolis artery, collapsed into the Mississippi River during even rush hour, killing 13 people.
- 2013 Thursday: Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Republican, urged grassroots activists to join him in his fight to defund the president’s signature law, the Affordable Care Act…they donated millions to the cause. Meanwhile, defying Barack Obama and the United States, Vladimir Putin granted Edward Snowden temporary asylum, allowing the National Security Agency leaker to slip out of the Moscow airport where he had been holed up for weeks.
- 2014 Friday: Days after imposing additional sanctions against Russia, U.S. President Barack Obama contacts Russian President Vladimir Putin to express concern about Russia’s continuing support of Ukrainian separatists. Meanwhile, a medical examiner ruled that a New York City police officer’s chokehold caused the death of Eric Garner, whose videotaped arrest, and final pleas of “I can’t breathe!” had sparked outrage. What happened to Mr. Garner was not right; however, as impartial we must point out that from the moment police tried to take Garner into custody, he resisted arrest and continued resisting arrest until he died. Do not fight the cops when they want to arrest you.
- 2015 Saturday: After Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla warned creditors the previous June that if its debt did not undergo restructuring to keep the commonwealth afloat, Puerto Rico fails to make a $58 billion payment on bonds issued by the Public Finance Corporation.
- 2016 Monday: In the autonomous district of Yamalo-Nenets, Siberia, an outbreak of anthrax kills one person, sickens another eight, and kills at least 2,300 reindeer. The authorities blame it on…climate change…what else?
- 2017 Tuesday: The U.S. Senate confirms the Honorable Christopher A. Wray the next head of the FBI, thus ending the era of the corrupt James Comey. Elsewhere, in Herat, Afghanistan, the so-called ‘religion of peace’- Islam- strikes again when a bomb blast at the Jawadia Shia Mosque kills at least 30 and injures and maims countless others. Got to love the religion!
- 2018 Wednesday: The remains of dozens of presumed casualties of the Korean War were returned to U.S. soil; in an emotional ceremony in Hawaii, military members carried 55 boxes draped with American flags off two military transport planes.
- 2019 Thursday: Keyboardist with the Kinks[xiv] from 1979 to the early 1990s- Ian Gibbons- died at his home in England from bladder cancer; he was only 67. Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate confirms Kelly Craft as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
- 2020 Saturday: Florida is bracing today for incoming Hurricane Isaias. Meanwhile, Democrats and Republicans are working hard to craft a new Chinese Virus relief package. The Democrats want to continue giving unemployed Americans $600 atop their state unemployment checks while the GOP wants to slash the additional funding to $200 atop the weekly state unemployment checks. The GOP wants workers to return to work while the Democrats seek to keep them at home, dependent upon federal government until well after the November elections. Democrats seek to topple the U.S. economy as only then can uber-leftists force Marxism down the throats of the American people. Finally, BOTH Democrats and Republicans slam President Donald J. Trump for seeking to remove U.S. troops from Germany and redeploy them farther east to countries such as Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, as well as bring some of them home. Very few NATO member countries fail to pay their annual 2-percent dues. As for the most prosperous nation in Western Europe and a linchpin of the alliance: Germany wants U.S. troops to protect them from Russia yet Angela Merkel makes energy deals with Vladimir Putin for natural gas pipelines coming directly into her country. This is bulls**t!
- 2020 Saturday A: Here are today’s COVID-19 Wuhan Virus, aka the Xi Jinping Bat Flu, aka the Chinese Flu, the Kung Flu, you know, the Chinese “gift” that won’t stop giving, statistics for today: 17,594,541 confirmed cases, UP 273,147, 679,439 confirmed deaths, UP 5,617, and 10,333,166 confirmed recoveries, UP 178,140. In the United States, here are today’s numbers: 4,686,214 confirmed cases, UP 61,034 new cases, 156,370 confirmed deaths, UP 1,124, and 2,293,228 confirmed recoveries, UP 30,254. Next, in the three states where the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 500,130 confirmed cases, 9,224 confirmed deaths, but thanks to Gov. Gavin Newsom being little more than a festering POS, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. In Hawaii, here are the stats: 2,197 confirmed cases, 26 confirmed deaths, and 1,243 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the too-far-left-to-save-state-of-Washington, here are the stats: 55,803 confirmed cases, 1,564 confirmed deaths, and like California’s worthless governor, Gov. Jay Inslee won’t list the number of confirmed recoveries. Let’s look at the numbers of another state we haven’t looked at lately, Pennsylvania, the “Keystone State,” one of the worst states for out-of-control liberal politics. The number of cases in the state is 112,936 while the number of deaths is 13,588. No mention of the number of confirmed recoveries. Such a shame but the one thing we do know is that Governor Tom Wolf is little more than a hardcore political hack.
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On April 12, 1999, Supertramp released its next live album, “It Was the Best of Times.” This album is superb and easier to find than the previous live album. The band features a quintet once again of Rick Davies (keyboards, vocals, harmonicas), John Anthony Helliwell (saxophones, flutes, vocals), Dougie Thompson (bass), Mark Hart (guitars, backing and lead vocals), and Bob Seibenberg (drums and percussion), Jesse Seibenberg (percussion), and Lee Thornburg (trumpet). The two-CD version contains 21 tunes while a one-CD version offers 13 amazing tunes, all of which are worthy of the price of admission so please, seek it out and consider adding it to your ever-growing collection of the best in rock. You will be glad you did.
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[i] We began promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012. Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013. At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends. Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.
[ii] We promoted the music of King Crimson, one of the greatest prog-rock bands of all time beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014. We hope you will check them out as the remain active to this day.
[iii] We promoted the music of Led Zeppelin- among other numerous interconnected bands beginning with the Yardbirds on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through vocalist Paul Rodgers of both Free and Bad Company on Sunday, 19-October-2014. We definitely hope you will check them all out.
[iv] We offered the music of this famed West Coast band- the Grass Roots- beginning on Thursday, 06-February-2014 through Saturday, 22-February-2014. We hope you will seek their music out by visiting whatever site you choose for the absolute best in rock music. You will be glad you did.
[v] Not sure if we will ever get to the music of Zephyr but we sure as heck to do so within the next, uh, 25 years or so.
[vi] We promoted the music of the James Gang beginning on Saturday, 11-August-2012 through Monday, 27-August-2012. We did not do the solo discography of Joe Walsh at the time but when we arrive at the Eagles, we most certainly will.
[vii] We shared the music of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Captain Beyond, Elf, and Rainbow beginning on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this massive offering on Sunday, 14-October-2018. Please seek out the music by all of these phenomenal bands. All are fabulous.
[viii] On Wednesday, 14-June-2017, we began presenting the music of the Guess Who and of its individual members- including Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, and Bravebelt.. The entire discography ran from the above date through Sunday, 01-October-2017. We hope you will check them out.
[ix] Not sure when we will offer the music of Def Leppard but we hope to do it sometime within the next decade. Please, keep posted for further information.
[x] When we do the old rock-and-rollers and the blues men, Chubby Checkers will be among them.
[xi] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018. Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding these albums to your collection. We thank you.
[xii] We shared the music of the Rolling Stones (and the group’s individual members) beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016. This included the members solo projects.
[xiii] We expect to present the music of the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned for future developments.
[xiv] We presented the music of the Kinks, as well as of Ray and Dave Davies, beginning on Monday, 22-December-2014 through Sunday, 15-March-2015. We hope you will check out the music of this original British invasion band as they are as relevant today as they were more than 50 years ago. Sure beats the hell out of Maroon Five.
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